JENNIFER MERRILL WAS CROWNED MILAM'S LITTLE PIONEER 2015 ON SATURDAY
DURING THE 23rd. ANNUAL MILAM SETTLERS DAY FESTIVITIES. JENNIFER IS THE
DAUGHTER OF PATRICIA AND JEFF SNODGRASS OF HEMPHILL.
NATALIE PERSKY, DAUGHTER OF AMBER AND SCOTT PERSKY OF MILAM, WAS THE
BOTH GIRLS WORKED HARD FOR THE TITLE, DOING FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES
DURING RECENT WEEKS.
WINNING THE FIRST GRAND PRIZE, THE PREDATOR FISHING BOAT, WAS NEIL BEALL OF MILAM, TX.
CLINT WALLER OF FRISCO, TX, WAS THE WINNER OF THE HENRY GOLDEN BOY .30/30 RIFLE.
The 23rd. annual Milam Settlers Day weekend will bring back some familiar faces. Throughout the day on Saturday, you’ll be able to listen to music from the stage and grounds and receive information and announcements from our own celebrities.
Hosting the activities throughout the day on Saturday will be local businessman, Roger Gay, and Sabine County native, Courtney Beall Thomas. Sharing the duties, they will be announcing winners, introducing great entertainment, and giving out information.
Ronnie Greer and Lisa Greer McDaniel, mother/daughter duo, have helped open Milam Settlers Day for several years. Their beautiful rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” marks the beginning of the day’s festivities. Ronnie and Lisa own and operate Holly Park Marina on Toledo Bend and are lifelong residents of Sabine County.
Weldon McDaniel devotes most of his time to Things Historical. The long-time resident of Sabine County adds member of the Sabine County Historical Commission, Sabine County Preservationist, Sabine County coordinator of the local Preserve America Cemetery Project, History Center manager, 37-year Texas Public Educator, author of six cemetery books, and serious birdwatcher to his resume. Weldon will provide colorful tidbits and documented facts about Sabine County’s history from the stage on Saturday.
Aris Buck, the reigning Milam’s Little Pioneer, will crown the new Little Pioneer for 2015. Daughter of Kacey and Dustin Buck, Aris was the winner of the fundraising contest in 2014.
The Sabine River Bottom Boys will be performing under the trees near the Nethery Store on Saturday. Members of the group play a variety of instruments and entertain with “old country” songs. Be ready with your requests.
The Pineywoods Pick’rs, a group of dulcimer-enthusiasts, was formed in 2009. While the dulcimer is the main instrument of the group, other instruments used in their performances include: the guitar, bass, autoharp, harmonica, recorder, and picking-stick. The Pick’rs perform old-time Appalachian folk music, which originated many years ago in Scotland and England. You can find this group on the grounds adjacent to El Camino Park on Saturday.
A familiar face around Sabine County, Marie Nelson, will serve as docent at the Causey House during Milam Settlers Day weekend. Be sure to stop by for a visit with “Granny” Nelson.
Bevil’s Rangers, a favorite attraction, will be returning to provide demonstrations of early Texas clothing, blacksmithing, pottery-making, basket weaving, and cooking. These reenactments will be on both Friday and Saturday.
Come ready to spend the day at the 23rd. annual Milam Settlers Day in Milam, TX, the gateway to Texas.